Monday, January 23, 2017


How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
by Anita Collins

Note: This article appeared on the TedEd website. Click here for the original source material.

Let’s Begin…

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

 


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